The City of Miami Beach is putting together a plan to put police cameras “on every corner” of South Beach from Washington Avenue east to the ocean, the Miami New Times reports. The proposal to fight crime could cost up to $8 million over five years.
The plan also includes license plate readers. In response to privacy concerns, officials are stating that the readers and cameras will only be used for crime-related purposes.
“We don’t share that information with insurance companies or vendors, we don’t sell it,” Miami Beach Police chief Dan Oates told CBS Miami. “The license plate reader information that we capture, we retain for only two years and then we destroy it. The only people we share it with is fellow law enforcement.”